VIDEO: Swimming vs. Catholic
The Salisbury University men’s and women’s swimming teams began their 2018-19 campaign on Saturday afternoon when they hosted the Catholic University of America at the Maggs Natatorium. The men’s team captured the first victory of the day when Peter Moyer finished first in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 9:10.33. The women’s team earned their first victory of the afternoon in the 50-meter breaststroke, as Autumn Allen came home in a time of 38.67 seconds. Josh Brown edged the competition for a first-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 24.90 seconds. Emma Tarnosky secured the women’s second win of the day in the 100-meter backstroke, finishing in a time of 1:11.46. Richie Baker then started a streak of three straight wins for the men, with his coming in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:01.16. Kyle Russell followed up Baker with a first-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:09.28. Moyer captured his second victory of the day, and the final one for the men, in the 400-meter freestyle, posting a time of 4:28.33. The women ended their day with the most exciting race of the afternoon, as Natalie Eakin came from behind in the third leg of the 400-meter freestyle relay. Eakin gave way to Jordyn Rowe, who touched the wall at the same time as the Cardinals to give the two teams a first-place tie. The team of Chase McClure, Mary Green, Eakin, and Rowe finished with a time of 4:24.25. Both teams would ultimately fall to the Cardinals, with the men dropping a 165-89 decision and the women losing 194.5-58. The men’s and women’s swim teams are back in action next Saturday, October 27 as they travel to take on York College of Pennsylvania at 1 p.m.